Monthly Archives: August 2011

Conserving fish, conserving water, conserving California

Peter Moyle, Professor of Fish Biology, UC Davis California has a remarkable collection of native freshwater fishes, many of them found only in the state.  To me, these native fishes define the unique regions of the California mosaic. Southern steelhead … Continue reading

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Adaptive management and experimental island flooding in the Delta

Robyn J. Suddeth, Hydrology Graduate Student, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences   Like many of the world’s deltas, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is in transition. A deteriorating native ecosystem, conflicting water quality objectives, and a fragile levee system are … Continue reading

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Can Sacramento Valley reservoirs adapt to flooding with a warmer climate?

Jay R. Lund, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis Ann Willis, Watercourse Engineering, Davis, California    Much has been written on potential effects and adaptations for California’s water supply from climate warming, particularly from changes in snowpack accumulation … Continue reading

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The benefits of floodplain reconnection

By Jeffrey Mount For more than a century, California has sought to separate floodplains from rivers.  An elaborate array of levees and dams usually confine, divert or capture winter floods, supporting agriculture on rich floodplain soils and unreliably protecting urban … Continue reading

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Benefits of growing up in a spring stream

  Juvenile coho salmon feeding on invertebrates drifting in the water column.  The material floating down also consists of plant material that invertebrates use as a food resource. Video by Carson Jeffres   By Carson Jeffres and Jeffrey Mount When … Continue reading

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